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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Govan shipyard completes work on 700 tonne carrier control tower

HMS Prince of Wales forward islandWorkers at the BAE shipyard at Govan have completed another section of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales.

The forward island main control tower, which weighs almost 700 tonnes, inched out of the fabrication shed on 144 remote controlled wheels on Saturday.

It will be transferred onto a barge on the Clyde on Sunday, then start the five-day journey round the north coast of Scotland to Rosyth for assembly.

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